As 2018 comes to a close, the busy season for chocolate begins! Bars of chocolate are practically growing wings and flying off, they’re disappearing as fast as I can mold them. Here’s the selection as of today, December 10th: Dominican Republic Eden “O” Organic— This is the last of my bag o’ tricks. If you… Read More


Ladies Night Chocolate Tasting This Friday, July 7th, I’m hosting a ladies evening filled with chocolate and wine. Please join us for a sampling of the latest dark endeavors in cacao! The evening will be a chance to learn a little bit about what goes in to chocolate making, what makes ¬†Hurricane Chocolates different and… Read More


I have a dirty little secret. But I’m about to let you in on my secret. Why? Because I think you ought to join me! It’s a mostly dirty, definitely fun and best done with friends. First of all, get your mind out of the gutter! I’m talking about mushrooms! And the fantastically fun foray… Read More


I like to think I’m pretty easy to please. And I find that most things I want in life are easy to obtain. For example, Chocolate? Check. Sunshine? No problem here! A loving husband and two beautiful boys? Accomplished. But there is one thing in life I’ve been in love with for 15 years, yet… Read More


It’s official! I earned my Private Pilot Certificate on the 14th of September, 2013. The exam was a wonderful experience, because I felt I was really showing what I know, and didn’t feel intimidated that Mr. Examiner was just digging to find my faults (as I sometimes hear happens). My instructor Brian Barnett really had… Read More


There’s a joke of a goal in learning to fly. When you fly your first trip away from your home airport, you stop for lunch. With the cost of aviation fuel, plane time and your instructor, it’s called the Hundred Dollar Burger. And you wouldn’t believe how excited I was to finally buy an outrageously… Read More


As a Three-Day Eventer, I competed in three disciplines combined together. Dressage: Cross-country: Stadium jumping: Most everyone’s favorite is Cross country or XC. And why not? It is the most thrilling part of the sport. Jumping over truck beds, leaping into water obstacles and galloping over beautiful fields. Some days I miss the adrenaline rush… Read More


For the past 15 years or so, I’ve been involved in the marketing and communications world, in both paid and ambassador work with sponsors. In this short time span, we’ve seen rapid changes in communications. From Facebook to Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn to just name a few. There is an ever increasing number of ways… Read More


Yesterday I finished my third lesson in a series of five of the Get Golf Ready program at Bear Dance Golf Club.¬†A little bit of background of my golf game: I’ve picked up golf clubs now four times in my life. My goal? To each day want to come back and play again. So far… Read More


Oh my gosh, soloing is like nothing else on Earth! This morning I arrived at Aspen Flying Club at 5:30am as the sun was rising. It was a beautiful morning to fly. My regular plane, 9DD, has been in maintenance, so I flew yet another new 172S to me, 537SP. She doesn’t have quite the… Read More